Digital Temple Thermometer Recalled

Bestmed LLC, a medical device distributor, is recalling its digital temple thermometer due to inaccurate readings.

Bestmed LLC, a medical device distributor, is recalling its digital temple thermometer (Model KD-2201) due to inaccurate readings.

Some of the thermometers, originally manufactured by K-Jump Health Co Ltd, may show an inaccurate and lower body temperature than what the patient’s temperature actually is.

In turn, this may lead patients to delay necessary medical attention in some cases.

Lot numbers 3612 through 3715 are affected by the recall, and the thermometers were originally sold between October 2012 and November 2015.

“Consumers who have a digital temple thermometer should immediately stop using the device,” the FDA stated in its warning.

Kroger, Medline, and Target are some of the many manufacturers that have been selling the digital temple thermometer to consumers.

The FDA is encouraging individuals to arrange for a replacement of their thermometer through Bestmed, as well as report any adverse effects stemming from the malfunction.

Thermometer owners can also contact the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online or by mail.